Hey People! - The Beautiful New Born Children
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the four-piece garage-rock band fronted by Kpt.Michi.Gan's Michael Beckett.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nine bracing blasts of terse, catchy noise-pop.
  2. The consistency of the record and The Beautiful New Born Children’s intensity is what sells this album.
  3. 'Hey People!' dashes past in such a whippy blur that it's far from immediately apparent what on earth to make of it, although if you suspect it'd be fun going back to find out we wouldn't argue.
  4. Lo-fi veneer aside, Beckett's songs could plausibly receive the same seven-word description as an Art Brut masterpiece-- funny lyrics shouted over basic rock riffage-- but here that's as meh as it sounds.
  5. There's something about the determinedly primal recording techniques and clunky, 'we-just-learnt-this-today!' instrumentation that doesn't ring true.
  6. The result is exactly what you'd expect: loud and hard garage rock devoid of personality or originality.

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